These pancakes are Ah-mazing! I made them a few weeks ago, and this last week, Farm Boy 3 wanted to make them again. See, I’ve been teaching my boys (10, 9, 8 ) how to make meals & giving them a little more freedom in the kitchen. They L-O-V-E it. And I figure, this kind of training is good for all of us! They can learn to cook well, and eventually, I may be free from cooking everysinglemeal. Ok, so I don’t cook everysinglemeal anyways, honestly, The Farmer is a helpful guy ( ), but what if I could cook a lot less?
Here is my handsome Farm Boy 3, learning to flip pancakes. He was SO excited to get it. Building confidence in basic skills (like cooking) is SO important. When a child makes a mistake, you can either 1. Get frustrated and say “you messed up!” or 2. Gently guide him through how to do it right. The latter response encourages him to keep trying, to do better, and to someday, be strong enough to do this thing on his own.
Ok, so enough of my parenting advice. This is a food blog, right? You just want me to give you the recipe, huh? Alrighty then!
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 c raw milk or coconut milk (for GAPS) where to buy coconut products
- 2 TB melted butter or ghee where to buy ghee
- 1 c pumpkin puree
- 1/2 c honey
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon where to buy spices
- 3/4 tsp ginger where to buy spices
- 1/4 tsp cloves where to buy spices
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg where to buy spices
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp sea salt where to buy sea salt
- 1/3 c coconut flour where to buy coconut flour
- 1/4 c butter or ghee for greasing the griddle where to buy ghee
- Combine eggs, milk, butter and pumpkin puree and honey together in a large bowl.
- Sprinkle in the spices, baking soda and salt on the mixture and combine.
- Use an immersion blender to mix in the coconut flour until there are no lumps.
- Preheat a griddle so that it sizzles if you sprinkle water on it.
- The griddle temperature is a balancing act--you want it hot enough to cook the pancakes & so that they won't stick.
- Yet, you want it cool enough that you don't burn the pancakes. Farm Boy 1 *prefers* the black ones, so if I burn a few, it's ok in my family. ;)
- Melt about 1 TB of butter on the hot griddle. Use a ladle to spoon about 3-5 TB of batter circles onto the pan.
- Let them cook for just a couple of minutes (again, depending on the temp of your pan), or until they start to bubble.
- Use a metal spatula to carefully flip.
- Set cooked pancakes aside on a plate or onto a baking sheet in a warm oven.
And don’t forget about the Cinnamon Syrup! I made a syrup that was similar to this before GAPS, but it had sugar and sweetened, condensed milk. No more!
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What’s your favorite GAPS legal breakfast?